New York Gov. Paterson has halted fracking in his state until July. Do you think all states should follow suit?

Yes, then the issue would move forward
92%
No, that would hurt business
6%
I don't know
1%

Comments

Sun, Dec 19, 2010 Susan Ohio

Fracking/Drilling contaminates citizen rights before any other harm comes into place. Again this Industrial Monster takes over our quiet neighborhoods, treasured cities and natural resourses. We are paying attention. Let's count who is not. Many money drivin entities, that's who. Stop the drilling. Take responsibliity for present drillings and past non functional drillings. Get back in the human touch category, make a difference.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 Pat Goff Callicoon, NY

Finally one state in this country is trying to listen to the cries of the people - we need need good water, land, air, and our lives intact - we will NOT have those things if hydrofracking comes. Here is our moment to keep this beast from coming into our home. NO FRACKING, NOT NOW, NOT EVER.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010

There are permits for 27 wells within 2 miles from me and existing wells all around. One blewout for 16 hours. The water usage and pollution from production and waste alone should be reason enough to stop this insanity....and it causes human and animal sickness. Water and air are more important to life.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 Texas

We need an unbiased entity to do a scientific study to determine the risks of fracking to our water supplies. I've always wondered if Dick Cheney or anyone performing fracking operations would turn down a glass of water from my water well? We need unbiased facts. If it is harming the environment and our children, then it would be investigated--at the least find a safe alternative (are all the proprietary chemicals really necessary?)

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 Adam Texas

Three more cases of water contamination in Texas. Lawsuits have been filed. Still, industry claims there have never contaminated any water. HALT FRACKING

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 Sharon Wilson Texas

There is a Patterson Loophole! The drillers can do vertical fracking. So all they have to do is apply for a vertical permit, cut down a bunch of trees, install drilling pads and later convert them to horizontal wells.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 bob

At some point there needs to be an awakening in this country that simply being anti-business under the guise of "Harming mother earth" does not equate to being scientific! It is simply anti-business. Fracking has been around for over 80 years and has been used extensively for deep mining potash and other minerals without ONE single environmental problem! Ignorance is not bliss it is stupidity. Mother earth is depressed because of politicians refusing to use what has been provided in abundance is not being utilized to enhance our standard of living but is being stuck in a closet like an OLD man does with a new pair of *** Just who are we saving this stuff for? Mother Earths grandkids?

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